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1 [mar-ee]
verb (used with object), married, marrying.
1.
to take in marriage: After dating for five years, I finally asked her to marry me.
2.
to perform the marriage ceremonies for (two people); join in wedlock: The minister married Susan and Ed.
3.
to give in marriage; arrange the marriage of (often followed by off ): Her father wants to marry her to his friend's son. They want to marry off all their children before selling their big home.
4.
to unite intimately: Common economic interests marry the two countries.
5.
to take as an intimate life partner by a formal exchange of promises in the manner of a traditional marriage ceremony.
6.
to combine, connect, or join so as to make more efficient, attractive, or profitable: The latest cameras marry automatic and manual features. A recent merger marries two of the nation's largest corporations.
7.
Nautical.
a.
to lay together (the unlaid strands of two ropes) to be spliced.
b.
to seize (two ropes) together end to end for use as a single line.
c.
to seize (parallel ropes) together at intervals.
8.
to cause (food, liquor, etc.) to blend with other ingredients: to marry malt whiskey with grain whiskey.
verb (used without object), married, marrying.
9.
to wed.
10.
(of two or more foods, wines, etc.) to combine suitably or agreeably; blend: This wine and the strong cheese just don't marry.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English marien < Old French marier < Latin marītāre to wed, derivative of marītus conjugal, akin to mās male (person)

marrier, noun
nonmarrying, adjective
unmarrying, adjective
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marry1 (ˈmærɪ)
 
vb (sometimes foll by up) , -ries, -rying, -ried
1.  to take (someone as one's husband or wife) in marriage
2.  (tr) to join or give in marriage
3.  (tr) to acquire (something) by marriage: marry money
4.  to unite closely or intimately
5.  to fit together or align (two things); join
6.  (tr) nautical
 a.  to match up (the strands) of unlaid ropes before splicing
 b.  to seize (two ropes) together at intervals along their lengths
 
[C13: from Old French marier, from Latin marītāre, from marītus married (man), perhaps from mās male]
 
'marrier1
 
n

marry2 (ˈmærɪ)
 
interj
archaic an exclamation of surprise, anger, etc
 
[C14: euphemistic for the Virgin Mary]

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marry
c.1300, from O.Fr. marier, from L. maritare "to wed, marry, give in marriage," from maritus "married man, husband," of uncertain origin, perhaps ult. from "provided with a *mari," a young woman, from PIE base *meri- "young wife," akin to *meryo- "young man" (cf. Skt. marya- "young man, suitor"). Said
from 1530 of the priest, etc., who performs the rite. Related: Married; marrying.

marry
a common oath in the Middle Ages, c.1350, now obsolete, a corruption of the name of the Virgin Mary.
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